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JAIPUR: A rural development department report states that of the 3.17 lakh incomplete houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Grameen (PMAY-G), highest number of such houses is in Barmer district at 49,120 followed by Banswara at 33,814 (up to February 1). Jodhpur is at the third position in terms of incomplete houses at 21,837.

Of the 13.33 lakh sanctioned houses under PMAY-G from 2016-17 to 2020-21, construction of 10.15 lakh has been completed, according to the rural development department data.

In all, 79,437 houses are yet to be completed even 12 months after sanctioning of first instalment of the money, 86,424 houses are yet to be completed even after nine months of sanctioning of first instalment of the money and 1.77 lakh houses are yet to be completed even after six months of sanctioning of the first instalment of the money.

Meanwhile in Jaipur, of the 13,454 sanctioned houses under PMAY-G, construction of 11,001 houses has been completed and 2,409 are still incomplete, according to the data.

The additional chief secretary (ACS) of the department Rohit Kumar Singh has directed all the district collectors to complete construction of the remaining 3.17 lakh houses by March 31 at the rate of 4,767 houses per day (as per directions issued on January 15).

Two months after the start of ‘Pura Kaam, Pura Daam’ campaign in the state under MGNREGA, the average wage rate in the districts has gone up to Rs 195, as per the work done in 15 different activities selected by the rural development department.

According to an official in the department, the average wage rate had increased from Rs 169 to Rs 193 in the first fortnight of the campaign. In the third fortnight, the campaign was run involving 30 different activities and in the fourth fortnight all activities under the scheme will be involved.



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